The late, great Douglas Adams was the creator of all the various manifestations of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, of which the novel went straight to Number One in the UK Bestseller List and in 1984 he became the youngest author to be awarded a Golden Pan. A seminal, influential and unique creative genius, Douglas effortlessly blended the ridiculous with the infinitely impossible and topped it off with a side-dish of wry commentary and brilliant insight. He was an inspiration to generations of readers, comedians and authors and on this, the 42nd Swancon, we believe that it's important that we honour his contributions to our consciousness.